Dean, Health Sciences

Austin Community College
Austin, Texas
Jan 01, 2021
Jan 18, 2021
Organization Type
Position Information
Eastview Campus
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with occasional evenings and weekends
Salary Commensurate Upon Experience.
FLSA Status:
Reports To:
Associate Vice President, Workforce Education
Criminal Background Check:
Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.
College Profile

Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community.
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.
Our Mission

The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

For more information, see to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.General Statement of Job

To establish and maintain a teaching, learning, and working environment where faculty, staff, and students are appropriately served within available resources on a college wide basis; to provide instructional leadership; to ensure the effective administration of assigned disciplines; and to promote instructional goals and objectives conducive to student success. To provide oversight and support of assigned programs in Health Sciences dean area (Allied Health Sciences, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Imaging - Radiology, Emergency Medical Services Professions, Health Information Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Professional Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, Physical Therapist Assistant, Professional Nursing, Sonography, Veterinary Technology, Vocational Nursing).Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Essential Job Functions: Provides leadership in developing, implementing, and maintaining curriculum and programs that respond to community needs; prepares students for success; and meets the external requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and applicable specialized accrediting organizations.
  • Student/Faculty Issues: Provides leadership in addressing and resolving student complaints, grade appeals, academic dishonesty appeals, faculty complaints and grievances, employee complaints against supervisor, or other student, staff, or faculty issues, where appropriate.
  • Management: Ensures consistent and appropriate application of administrative rules within assigned academic areas, including overseeing faculty evaluation processes, hiring of faculty and staff, course schedule development, planning and budgeting, safety, facilities, equipment and software needs, selection, supervision and evaluation of department chairs and assistant deans, and preparation of reports as required. Supervises and evaluates support staff. Initiates and manages special projects and assignments. Participates in shared governance through service on collegewide councils and committees.
  • Curriculum/Instruction: Provides leadership and advocacy in the planning, implementing, assessing and ongoing improvement of all curriculum, courses, and programs within assigned academic areas. Ensures that all faculty within assigned academic areas are appropriately qualified. Ensures that programs comply with regulatory requirements and/or accreditation standards where appropriate. Convenes advisory committees, works with Grants Development Office, and maintains community partnerships in support of programmatic goals.
  • Dual Credit: Provides strategic leadership, oversight, and data-informed support for dual credit programs, faculty and students, including PTECHs and the Health Science Academy. Partners with area independent school districts and ACC's Office of College & High School Relations in support of excellence in dual credit instruction.
  • Area(s) of Study: Provides leadership and advocacy for assigned area(s) of study, including communication, student and faculty engagement, joint efforts of instruction and student services to support student success, and community building with external partners where appropriate.
  • Business and Industry: Develops and maintains positive relationships with external business and appropriate community organizations.
  • KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Demonstrated expertise in project planning, development, and implementation. Demonstrated understanding of the community college philosophy and mission. Demonstrated knowledge of current research and state and/or national intitiatives designed to enhance student access, persistence and success. Demonstrated ability to present information and summary reports internally and to the public. Demonstrated ability to handle the demands and requirements of senior-level management in higher education. Demonstrated expertise in effective, equity-minded and ethical leadership, including an understanding of Servant-Leadership.SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Working in a collaborative manner with diverse constituencies. Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials. Working effectively with a diverse and multi-cultural student body and staff. Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. Providing leadership at all levels of the college. Planning, prioritizing, and problem-solving. Handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines. Planning and managing budgets and manpower needs.Technology Skills

    Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.Required Work Experience

  • Five years related work experience including management in a higher education academic environment.
  • Preferred Work Experience

    Supervision/management in a higher education academic environment. Three years clinical experience in a nursing or allied health discipline.Required Education

  • Master's degree. As required for faculty. Must meet SACSCOC faculty qualifications for the subject(s) areas taught. See the current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at Experience cannot be substituted for required applicable educational level.
  • Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other

    Current nationally recognized credential in a nursing or allied health fieldPhysical Requirements

    Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.Safety

  • Provide resources for safe operation of units. Create and support workplace safety.
  • ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.
    DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
    As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

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